October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall leaves could spark brush fires

Firefighters in the county have responded to several calls due to brush fires in recent days.  According to National Weather Service State College bureau meteorologist Greg DeVore, weather conditions in the county have been just right to spark b More...

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treaters, from the left, Iris Seguin and sisters Alena and Emma Leskowsky, were among area children making rounds in Huntingdon, and around the county, Wednesday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney General sues to remove amusement park’s trustees

MEADVILLE (AP) — The state attorney general’s office has sued to remove a court-appointed board of trustees who oversee a 121-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Penn State board schedules, then calls off, meeting

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State University trustees Wednesday announced a special meeting, apparently for the purpose of voting on a new president, only to call it off a few hours later.  More...

Suspended teacher facing more fed porn charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suspended northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher awaiting trial on state court charges that he molested a boy for several years has now been charged for a second time this year with producing and possessing child porn More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (6-3) at Huntingdon (4-5), 7 p.m. More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (6-3) at Huntingdon (4-5), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Juniata Valley struggled, especially in the first half, but Jesse Claar rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to propel the Hornets to a 38-7 w More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (8-1) at Penns Valley (4-5), 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Hayes-Black

Christine Dawn Black and Jeffrey Todd Hayes were united in marriage May 18, 2013, in the gardens at Brookmere Winery, Belleville. Kurtis Swisher presided over the 4 p.m. ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Storm Entertainment. More...

Sharing warmth

Cathy Barefoot and Ruth Jackson, background, were among the members of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary sorting donations for the annual Chill Chasers clothing drive at the Salvation Army F More...

Happy Birthday

HAPP Y BELATE D BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Brock Edward Jenkins who turned 2 years old Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. His proud parents are Derek and Traci Jenkins of Mount Union. More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list at IUP

Zebulen Evans and Taylor Householder, both of Huntingdon, have been named to the summer 2013 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Evans is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in criminology and Householder is pursuing a bach More...

Petersburg woman earns degree in psychology

Megan Pritchard of Petersburg has completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2013.  She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.   More...

TV/WEATHER

Full Story

Annie's Mailbox

Weddings should not become grudge matches ANNIE

Dear Annie: My fiance is amazing, sensitive and wonderful. The only problem is his sister.  More...

Doctor K

Peripheral neuropathy has more than one cause

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have peripheral neuropathy. I know that people with diabetes often get neuropathy, but I’m not diabetic. What else can cause this condition? And what can I do about it?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

LAME, DUCK!

It looks like we now know the real reason Kevin Harvick decided to abandon Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2013 season.  Apparently, he doesn’t like the fact that Childress is giving his two grandsons, Austin and Ty Dillon, the More...

MARTINSVILLE REWIND

Brian Vickers explains his medical condition, status

There is no queston Brian Vickers is the Sprint Cup Series’ hard-luck driver. Vickers had to sit out most of the 2010 season when doctors found a hole in his heart and blood clots in his system. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Can’t we all just get along?   More...

Candidates set for fall election

With the Tuesday, Nov. More...

Planners appointed to fill county ranks

In a 2-1 vote this week, the Huntingdon County Commissioners appointed two individuals, Wendy Melius and Cindy Book, to the county planning commission to fill two vacancies left earlier this year by a refusal of reappointment and a resignation.  More...

Legend of Captain Jack lives on

Whether he was a folk hero meting out vigilante justice on the Pennsylvanian frontier or a fur trader caught in a deal gone wrong, there is little doubt the man known as Captain Jack is the stuff of local legend and a few ghost stories.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Nov. 1 is Record Your Discharge Day The General Assembly of Pennsylvania has established Friday, Nov. 1 More...

Two Porter Township residents on ballot for supervisor

Residents of Porter Township will choose between Republican candidate Allan Carper and Democratic incumbent Richard Brown for the position of township supervisor when they head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5.  More...

Six defendants go through central court

A very light morning-only session of Huntingdon County Central Court was held Tuesday morning with Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo presiding. One preliminary hearing was held for Nancy Witters, 66, Shirleysburg, who did not show up for court. More...

World  Free Access 

Some veggies come into their own in autumn

How green is your vegetable garden?  Just because summer’s long gone and frost is in the air doesn’t mean your garden has to be a scene of tawny colors, limp leaves and withered stems.  My garden remains very green, and the firs More...

Take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

Thanksgiving is coming and you need to just relax and embrace the horror.  More...

Beets put a fresh spin on a Turkey Day staple

Roasted squash is so beenthere done-that. Not that it isn’t delicious. But how many times can you get excited by tossing butternut chunks in oil and seasonings, then roasting?  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 31   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sixers beat Heat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Hawes scored 24 points and hit the winning basket late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 114-110 Wednesday night.  More...

Burke wins Long Drive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tim Burke won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hitting his fourth shot in the final round 427 yards.  England’s Joe Miller was second.  More...

‘Bearded Wonders’ win World Series title in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century .  Turmoil to triumph. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

The autumn of the year

I love the autumn of the year in Huntingdon. Shades of yellow, red and orange blanket the mountains surrounding town, and leaves rustle beneath my feet. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Hen turkey study reassuring

What level of fall wild turkey harvest by hunters causes population declines? That’s what researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are learning midway through a fiveyear study of the birds.  More...

4-H Club News

Hoofprinters

The Huntingdon County Hoofprinters 4-H Horse Club met Oct. More...

State’s forest cover remains stable

Despite continuing development, urban sprawl and changing land use, Pennsylvania’s forest area has remained stable in recent decades, according to a forest scientist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013:  More...

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